Breaking into the entertainment industry is tough, you either need to know someone or go on many auditions and standout from the crowd. Any type of entertainer will go through this even a singer. The big question is always how do I get started? You know you have the talent, drive and you are completely dedicated, but the question still remains, how? Here are just a few methods that others have used to get exposure in the world of entertainment.
Don't waste time going after the dream of becoming a singer, follow your dream. The next step might be to consider some type of lessons to analyze what your strengths and weakness are. Holding a music degree or getting an education in music is sometimes helpful but not necessary. A great method of getting exposure is to join a chorus, choir or a community production.
Performing at Community theater or theater groups is a great way to get exposure. Another great way to perform is to enter a talent show, this could be catalyst needed. When performing in a talent show don't be surprised to see a talent scout watching all the performers.
A great advantage of becoming a member of these groups is all the great contacts you will meet. Performers in choirs and lead singers have contacts and know many other people in the industry and this could lead to something big.
Having a good self esteem really helps in the industry. Everyone by this time has seen "American Idol", kindness from judges doesn't really exist, you need to take criticism well and use it to your advantage. Many people say this but it is so true, you need to believe in yourself.
Every critique isn't going to be good and there will probably be people who say you can't do it or you don't have the talent. Remember to listen to the voice in your head that says you can. Many artists in every discipline has heard those words and overcome them anyway.
One great advantage of singers is when you are passionate about what you are doing it really helps. Checking out the local talent at clubs is great way to see the scene. You can learn a lot from these people. When there you might get lucky and see a notice that a band is looking for a singer. Attend open mic night and try different material to see what works.
Doing all this is a great way to train yourself to perform in front of crowds so the nervousness goes away. Many people who are in the entertainment field also know others who are in it to. Try working with each other and performing together. Sometimes when performing with others it makes it easier to get on stage. Just remember to stay positive and to get as much experience as possible.
Never give up on the dream of becoming a singer or starting a music career. By using all the resources around the community, talent shows and now YouTube the dream of becoming a singer can be realized, never stop believing and the dream will come true.